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Stands for the Interests of
Southern California.
VOL. XXXV.—NO. 28.
The General Assembly Con
vened at Denver.
Master Workman Powderly's
Annual Address.
He Wants the Knights to Discuss the
Tariff Question.
The New York Central Strike Reviewed
and the Subsidized Press Se
verely Scored.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Dknver, Colo., Nov. 11. —The general
assembly of Knights of Labor convened
this morning, with about 200 delegates
present. General Master Workman
Powderly read his annuai address, after
which the meeting adjourned until to
A public, reception was tendered the
delegates this afternoon, at which sev
eral thousand people assembled.
Powderly, in his annual report, touch
ing on the economic policy of the gov
ernment, said in part: "We have not,
as an order, adopted a tariff or anti
tariff clause in our preamble, and I do
not advise such a thing now. We
should, however, open the doors of our
assemblies for the discussion of this
great problem, so the members may be
come educated in the basic principles of
protection and free trade. I lecommend
that on and after the Ist of January,
next, it shall be permissible for local
assemblies to discuss the question:
Wiiich will bring the greatest good to
the greatest number, tariff or free trade?
Thus we do not commit the order to
either school, and yet allow the mem
bers to take up for discussion and agi
tation that vital question."
Upon the question of maintaining
legislative committees, Powderly
thought if the assembly decided to main
tain them it should also decide what
measures they shall advocate, how far
*hey may go, and with whom they may
co-operate, so they may not be consid
ered the legitimate prey of every faction
and political party.
Mr. Powderly dwelt at length upon
the New York Central strike. He said
in part; "Individual efforts in the
direction of ameliorating conditions that
were not easy of endurance had proved
abortive. Pnblic officials were appealed
to here and there, but nothing ever
came of it. The public press, from
Buli'alo to New York, was with but a few
honorable exceptions, under the influ
ence of the Vanderbilt system. With
chosen servants of the public traveling
on passes, with the editors of the papers
along the road subsidized in the same
manner, it became impossible for the
workmen to get the public ear or place
their grievances before the officials of
the company without subjecting them
selves to dismissal."
Referring to the visits of committees
of the men to railway officials, Powderly
said: "The idea of meeting on the level
of equality with the employees for the
purpose of discussing terms of agree
ment, was repugnant to men whose
aristocratic tendencies were given birth
beneath the shadow of the house of Van
derbilt, and means to put a stop to those
importunities were sought for. The
plan of picking off the spokesman in
order to terrify the others was resorted
to, and one after another was discharged
in the hope that the lesson would be of
practical value to the company in terror
izing the rank and file."
Referring to the correspondence with
Master Workman Lee, Powderly says :
"Many malicious persons and papers
presumed to interpret my language an
being in favor of a conspiracy to get up
a strike, either during the .presidential
year or when the World's fair was in
progress. What I said was, that if the
organization could be kept up until tbe
World's fair, the New York Central
woulj not be able to refuse any just
concession. Those who saw conspiracy
in that sentence, would, if
they were just, say that no
just concession should be iefused in any
year. I am opposed to strikes; my
views on the subject are well known;
but if men are to gain anything they
must, be organized ; they must be pre
pared to strike, even though we never
do it. Ii we must have strikes, then we
should prepare for them, and not allow
eveiy subordinate to rush the order into
them at a moment's notice without pep
aration. If 1893 should be the beßt year
to gain what is just and light and proper
for labor, and a flat refusal should be
given, that would be the best year to
strike in, and not at a time when no
preparation has been made. During the
New York Central strike we had an op
portunity to learn who our friends were
among the newspapers, and found they
were exceedingly few. We were given
quantities of counsel, warning
and censure. Many papers friendly
to us, did not seem to
understand the situation or the necessi
ties of the men who worked for low
wages. After the Central strike ended,
there were rumors of another on the
Erie, and the papers began to show that
there was no necessity for a strike on
that road, for the managers and work
men were working in harmony. There
will always be harmony between em
ployer and employee when the former
has it in his power to dictate what the
employee shall eat, drink and wear.
When the employer has a monopoly of
the market, he has also a monopoly of
the harmony that our papers prate
about bo much.
We see the editor of a New York
paper and the president of the New
York Central railroad operating the
raising of a fund to feed men and
women in Ireland, who have been
robbed through exactly the same dia
bolical system that is now beginning to
rob the workmen of America. That
which is found worthy of praise in the
Irish workman who strikes against in
justice, is damned in his brother in
America when he asks for enough
to keep liis children out of the poor
hou.-'' Tm order to prevent strihr- wo
must male every preparation to make
jtheiu successful when entered upon, and
legislation iv that direction must be en
act-ri at thli BSJkItQB, or your incoming
general officers must be given to under
stand that under no circumstances must
they take part in a strike of any kind."
Mr. Powderly advocated equal rights
for both sexes, acceptance to send dele
gates to the next Farmers' Alliance con
vention, and the co-operation of the
Knights of Kabor with the vaiious rail
road organizations in the work of feder
They Were in Collusion With Green
Goods Men.
New York, Nov. 11.—Through inves
tigations instituted by Chief Post-office
Inspector Rathbone, he learned that
many post-office attaches, principally
letter carriers, were in collusion with
green goods men. The rule of the de
partment is that no carrier shall deliver
letters that bear suspicious addresses to
the places to which they are directed.
The investigation convinced the in
spector that fifteen letter carriers at
least were violating the rule. The
names of the letter carriers are with
held, pending action on their cases at
Washington. They were caught by de
coy letters.
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 11. —A conspir
acy has been unearthed on the part of
the employes of the general passenger
department of the Columbus, Hocking
Valley and Toledo railroad to defraud
the company, by placing bogus passes
and editor's books in circulation. Two
local ticket brokers have been arrested.
Charles E. Rose, formerly chief clerk to
the general passenger agent, has made a
coilfession. Other arrests will follow.
The Panic Caused by Artificial Influences.
Secretary Windom Says the Situation
in Wall Street is Improving.
Nuw Yokk, Nov. 11. —There is an al
most universal agreement among the
leading New York bankers that the
money market's recent range and tight
ness came through artificial influences.
Funds have been locked up, taken out
of the ordinary business channels, and
kept out of the reach of all in order to
carry forward a bear campaign of de
pression, apprehension and quotation
smashing. Provisions for clearing house
statistics, unlimited if need be, up to
f95,000,000 will, of course, put to rout
all these manipulation schemes. A
member of the clearing house commit
tee, largely instrumental in bringing
about this official action, said this even
ing: "This ends the money market
trouble ; loan rates will be normal now ;
the pinch is over."
A Financier's Opinion.
Mr. Peabody, of Kidder, Peabody &
Co., said this morning: "While pru
dent business men are not at present
spreading sail, I cannot see otherwise
than that the commercial trade and
general business of the United States
is on a sound basis. There ia no great
expansion and no large over speculation
here in the country, and the community
as a whole is not over invested. Europe
haa sent us an enormous amount of
money for breweries and other under
takings*, but we have the money and Eu
rope has the properties. I don't see why
it should be any great concern of the
people here whether English people or
English underwriters hold these shares.
Whatever may be their intrinsic value,
they cannot sell them now, and they
cannot send them here and get their
money back. The resources of England
are enormous, and we have little con
ception of tiie amount of money that
will be paid out after January Ist on
English capital, which will be available
for investment. I think you will find
London will be able to right itself, and
in the end there will be a large invest
mend demand for sound American se
Wlndom's Statements.
Washington, Nov. 11. — Secretary
Windom said this evening that his
latest information from Wall street was
that the situation was improving, with
indications that the worst was over. He
declined to say whether the treasury de
partment would or would not do any
thing for the relief of the money mar
ket, but admitted that he was giving
the matter s>.riouß consideration. The
department, he added, stands ready to
redeem 4Jjj per cent bonds to the extent
of its resources, but is not ready to make
any overtures to holders of 4 per cent
bonds. The secretary said further that
the recent heavy disbursements had re
duced the available surplus to $9,000,
--000, and it was a question in his mind
whether this email working balance
could be still further reduced with
safety to the business of the depart
ment. It is true, the national banks
hold $22,000,000 of public funds,
but he did not care to dis
turb the deposits at the present.
In explanation of the small surplus, the
secretary said during the period from
July 19th, last, the date of the circular
inviting proposals for the sale of bonds,
to October 31st, there was disbursed
from the treasury $100,000,000 for the
purchase of bonds and interest pay
ments, and $50,000,000 on account of
pension payments, which, together with
th c issue of nearly $13,000,000 in new
notes for the purchase of silver, made
the total amount of money put into cir
culation $103,000,000. "These disburse
ments," said the secretary, "were $70,
--000,000 in excess of the total receipts
during the same time, and I venture the
assertion that never before in times of
peace were such heavy payments made
in excess of receipts."
The Tide Turned in London,
London, Nov. 11. —In the stock
market today, toward noon, an abrupt
change from the gloomy feeling was
caused by the semi-official announce
ment that large amounts of gold were
coming from Paris, and more expected
from Russia. Preparations for settle
ment at once became energetic. Money
became easily borrowed at (J per cent.
Loans in many unexpected instances
were repaid, and the progress of the
liquidation of accounts in every depart
ment, promised at the close to be quiet
and favorable. Recovery in American
railways ratures from 1 to 4*4.
The National bank of lirazil has
shipped *«W),000 in gold to its London
branch. The gold is due in Lend
early in December. ,
A Suit of Long Standing
Henry T. Gage Loses His Fam
ous Land Case.
Judge Puterbaugh Decides in Favor
? of Downey et al.
Official Election Returns-The Ivett
Murder— A Convention of Fruit
Growers Called.
Associated Press Dispatches.
San Dieuo, Nov. 11.—The suit of
Henry T. Gage, of I.os Angeles, vs. J. G.
Downey et al., was decided today by
Judge Puterbaugh in favorof the defend
ants. The suit is of long standing, and
involves a large amount of Los Angeles
and San Diego county realty.
The Canvass Still Incomplete in Many
San Francisco, Nov. 11.—The official
canvass of the votes is still incomplete
in many counties of the state. Reports
from the following counties have been
Oko VILLE, Nov. 11.—The official re
turns of Butte county give Pond 2143;
Markham, 2060; Caminetti, 2139;
Blanchard, 2210. Majorities—Pond's,
83; Blanchard's, 77.
The Republicans elect the entire
county ticket, except district attorney,
assessor and coroner.
Lakeport, Nov. 11. —The official re
turns of Lake county give Markham 678;
Pond, 801; Barham, 684; Geary, 774.
Pond's majority, 118; Geary's, 90.
San Rafael, Nov. 11. —The super
visors canvassed the vote of Marin
county today, resulting as follows:
Pond, 820; Markham, 1073; Del Valle,
821; Reddick, 1074; Markham's major
ity, 253.
Napa, Nov. 11 .—Official returns of
Napa county: Markham, 1877; Pond,
1475; Barham, 1933; Geary, 1435; Mark
ham's majority. 402; Barham's, 489.
Nevada, Nov. 11. —The official canvass
is complete. The vote of Nevada county
gives Markham, 2060; Pond, 1941;
Blanchard, 2117; Caminetti, 1914. Ma
jorities—Markham's, 110; Blanchard's,
The Democrats elect the sheriff, clerk,
recorder, and one assemblyman. The
Republicans elect one assemblyman and
the remainder of the county ticket.
San Itenlto.
Hollihter, Nov. 11. —The official can
vass of San Benito county shows : Mark
ham, 683; Pond. 850; Bowers, 693;
Curtis. 853. Pond's majority, 167; Cur
tis', 160.
San Francisco.
San Francisco, Nov. 11.—The election
commission proceeded with the official
canvass this morning, after appointing
clerks to foot up the tally sheets. An
error was discovered in the fifth pre
cinct, in the vote for assessor, the Dem
ocratic candidate losing ten votes. The
Democratic candidate for supervisor lost
one vote, and the. Republican gained
San .Toaqnin.
Stockton, Nov. 11. —The total vote of
San Joaquin county ia aa follows: Mark
ham, 3066; Pond, 2841; Bidwell, 385;
Markham's plurality, 325.
Congress—Blanchard, 3133; Camin
netti, 2843; Blanchard'a majority, 200.
Downikvillb, Nov. 11. —The official
returns of Siena county give Markham
886; Pond, 674; Markham's majority,
Yrkka, Nov. 11. —The count of the
vote in Siskiyou county is delayed hy a
protest liled this morning against a
further count of the vote, on the grounds
that two supervisors had bet on the
Modesto, Nov. 11. —Official count of
Stanislaus county : Pond, 1263; Mark
ham, 918; Caminnetti, 1364; Blanchard,
914. Majorities—Pond's, 445; Caniin
netti's, 420.
Ventura, Nov. 11. —The supervisors
finished counting the votes this after
noon. Result: Markham, 1327; Pond,
1014; Reddick, 1225; Del Valle, 1093.
Congress—Bowers, 1320; Curtis, 998.
Markham's majority, 293; Bowers, 392.
An Ex-Convict Thought to Have Commit
ted the Crime.
Merced, Nov. 11. —The Ivett murder
mystery still remains unsolved. The
people are greatly excited, and the wild
est rumors are circulated. An inquest
was held today, but nothing has been
heard from Snelling, where it was held.
It is said that three persons are sus-
Eected of the crime, and they are now
eing closely watched by detectives.
Mrs. Ivett arrived from San Francisco
last night, aud the funeral was held to
San Francisco, Nov. 11.—Mrs. Ivett,
wife of the wealthy rancher murdered
near Merced, has been visiting friends
in this city for some weeks. She left
this morning for Merced, in response to
a telegram from there, which said her
husband was badly injured. Mrs.lvett's
friends are of the opinion that the mur
der may be the outgrowth of an old
trouble which the murdered man had
some years ago with a fellow who was
subsequently sent to the penitentiary.
This convict has served his time, and is
now at large. These facts, they think,
coupled with the fact that Ivett's watch
dog on the ranch was poisoned some
days ago, lead to a clew. So far as they
knew, Ivett had had no other difficulty.
Victim* of it Yetwletta.
(iii.roy, Cal., Nov. 11.— John Davey
uid W. Waleli had a dispute yesterday
about land matters, which had been the
jause of a vendetta between the parties
mt years, and has already landed one
gian in San Quentin. Walsh fired at
Vavey, filling his head and neck with
•mall shot, and Davey put some shot
Into Walsh and his 8-year-old son. None
4f the parties were seriously injured.
They are under arrest to wait prelimi
nary examination.
A State Convention Called to Meet at
Santa Cruz.
San Francisco, Nov. 11. —The state
board of horticulture has issued a call
t>r a state convention of fruit growers,
to be held at Santa Cruz, November 18th
to 2lst, inclusive. It is expected that
the meeting will be largely attended by
representative fruitmen from through
out the state. On the opening day
papers on fruit culture and varieties for
planting will be read. On the following
day, Wednesday, November 19th, in
sect pests and fungoid diseases
and their extermination will be
discussed. Thursday, the selection
and preparation of fruits for market,
and the fertilizing and pruning of orch
ards will be taken up. At the evening
GCSGion a number of papers will he rend
by ladies on topics concerning floricul
ture. Friday will be devoted to the
reading o,f papers on fig and olive cul
ture and small fruits. The advisability
of forming a union with Florida fruit
growers, and of making an exhibition of
California fruit products at the world's
fair, will also be considered. It is an
nounced that the Southern Pacific com
pany will fnrnish transportation at re
duced rates.
Another Letter Received Purporting to
Establish the Doomed Man's Innocence
and Giving Dire Warning.
Woodstock, Ont., Nov. 11. — Burchell
will be executed at 9 o'clock Friday
Another letter concerning theßenwell
murder has been received, signed by
"J. B. Litchfield," dated Buffalo. In
effect it says: "I am a member of a
conspiracy which dealt with monied
Englishmen who were brought out here
to be robbed of their wealth." The
letter goes on to say : "The scheme was
in working order before Burchell's com
ing to this country, and four
of our party were at the swamps
when Benwell and Burchell came along
February 7th. We met them, and
tried to induce Benwell to swear to as
sist us in our business, or he would be
killed, Benwell would not listen, and
we shot him and cut his name from his
clothing. We then told Burchell to get
out of the country, and gave him what
articles we had taken from Benwell.
We told Burchell we had chloroformed
Benwell, and he did not know he had
been murdered.
The writer says : "As sure as Burchell
diea, not one board shall be left of the
buildings of the jurymen who sent him
there. We have uuigeMcMahon spotted,
and should we have to wreck a train to
murder him, we will, and we hereby
notify him of the death waiting him and
the jurymen also. If Burchell be hung,
it will make two men executed for our
deeds, besides one undergoing life im
Burchell continues to protest his inno
A Terrible Itailway Disaster in England.
Passengers Itoasted.
London, Nov. 11. —A collision occurred
today on the Great Western railway at
Norton, Fitzwarren station, near Taun
ton, between a freight and a special
train for Plymouth, conveying jUisaen
gera from the steamer Northam Castle,
just arrived at Plymouth from the ('ape
of Good Hope. Ten peop<e were killed
and eight injured.
The collision occurred at 2o'clock this
morning and was caused by the negli
gence of a signal man. The freight
train had been switched to allow the
down night mail train to pass, which it
did safely. The night was rainy and
dark. The signal man forgot that the
freight was standing on the up track,
and the up bound special train,
which consisted of four carriages,
containing fifty passengers, rusned
past the station at the rate of fifty miles
an hour and dashed into the freight.
The first car of the special was demol
ished. The wreck took fire, and six
passengers were burned to death.
The wreckage was piled up to the
height of eighty feet. Some passengers
were imprisoned in the cars four hours.
A negro killed was the son of a mission
ary in south Africa, and was on his way
to America.
Sacramento Notes.
Sacramento, Nov. 11. —Mrs. Edith
Stone suicided today with laudanum.
She was 37 years old.' The cause of the
suicide is unknown.
Judge Armstrong thia morning sen
tenced Con O'Neill and Thomas Downey,
freight car burglars, to ten years each at
Folsom. W. R. Kelly, who participated
in the same crime, has been sentenced
to fourteen years' imprisonment.
A Feud Begun.
Cayucos, Cal., Nov. 11.—Sylva Non
ello, who killed Robert Higuera, here,
in a drunken brawl, October 10th, has
been acquitted on the ground of self
defense. Nonella is a Swiss; Higuera
was a Spaniard. Considerable factional
feeling has arisen over the case. It is
threatened that more will be heard of
the matter. Higuera's friends are vow
ing vengeance.
A Frightful Outrage.
San Jose, Cal., Nov. 11.—A frightful
outrage was committed upon a young
lady near Stockton avenue this morning.
She was terribly bruised in the struggle
with her assailant. The wretch made
his escape, and has not yet been ar
rested, t
A Victim of Gas.
San Francisco. Nov. 11.—Mrs. Frank
Bishop arrived from Weymouth, Mass.,
last night, on her way to friends at
A lama', Santa Clara county. She w.s
found dead in bed this morning, having
been asphyxiated by gas.
Revolution Broken Out in
The Capital in the Hands of
the Insurgents.
Guatemalan Troops Sent to Assist
the Government.
A General Central American War on the
Tapis—Other Foreign
Associated Press Dispatches.
La. Libertad, Nov. 11. —A revolu
tion has broken out in Honduras, and
Tegucigalpa is in a state of seige. The
garrison, under the leadership of Gen
eral Longino Sanchez, revolted, and
have taken possession of the copit.nl and
arsenal. It is believed the revolution
has become general, and President Bo
gran will have to fly. Salvadorian
troops are ready to assist Bogran, as it
is believed President Barillas of Guate
mala has created the trouble.
Another Account.
La Libertad, San Salvador, Nov. 11. —
On the evening of the Oth inst. part of
the garrison at Teguciagalpa, Honduras,
incited by General Longino Sanchez, re
volted and took possession of the ar
senal. President Bogran at once took the
field against the insurgents, rallying the
Pueblos to his support. Already there
has been severe fighting. San Salvador
remains neutral.
A General War Expected.
New York, Nov. 11.—Late dispatches
from La Libertftd say: President Bo
gran's farces are being pursued by Gen
eral Sanchez, who is now in possession
of Tegucigalpa. It is understood San
chez will at once declare a de facto gov
ernment. A private cipher dispatch
over the federal lines from Guatemala
brings information that Barillas has sent
one thousand soldiers from the frontier
to aid Bogran inrecapturingTegucigalpa
and restoring order in Honduras. The
greatest excitement prevails in the Gua
temalan capital, and another large war
is predicted. Conservative people cen
sure the act of sending troops to Hon
duras, and predict a general war in Cen
tral America.
A More Hopeful View of It.
New York, Nov. 11.—The Guatemalan
consul general in this city received a
cablegram via Mexico, stating that a
local uprising has taken place at Tegu
cigalpa, the capital of Honduras, against
Special to the Herald.]
Redondo, November 9th. —The citizens of this place
were thrown into a state of great excitement this afternoon
by the strangest catch ever known in these waters. The
angler, a well-known resident, was armed with a bamboo
rod of only ordinary size. He had waited in vain for a bite
for nearly half an hour when he felt, at the end of his line,
a fish evidently endowed with enormous strength. The
battle which ensued has probably never been paralleled in
piscatorial annals. It attracted two-thirds of the popula
tion of the village, so rapidly was the exciting news circu
lated. The beholders could scarcely believe their eyes
when, as the finny monster was drawn out of the water, its
side was found to be adorned with the business card of the
LONDON CLOTHTNO CO., whose bargains are 1
attracting almost as much attention as the fish itself will
receive from anglers all over the country.
-*$8 A YEARK-
Buya the Daily Hbhud aud
U the Weekly Hkrald.
the government. President Bogran is
receiving the support of the rest of the
republic. Order and complete peace
prevail in Guatemala, and tbe rest of
Central American states all favor a neu
tral position in the matter, which is
looked upon as unimportant and purely
local. „
The State Departmeat Ignorant.
Washington, Nov. 11.—Assistant Sec-
retary Wharton, of the state depart
ment, said this morning that the
department had received no news re
garding the revolution reported in Hon
Emperor William's Contributions to
Science and Humanity.
Berlin, Nov. 11. —A Frankfort tele
gram says the emperor has made a per
sonal gift of $260,000 to Professor Koch
and another of the same amount to en
dow a national institute for the produc
tian of anti-consumption lymps, used in
Koch's process.
Emperor William today opened the
debate at the session of the Prussian
council of agriculture. He advocated
the need of affording increased protec
tion for the lives and health of laborers
by the employment of agricultural ma
Herr Tabbertt, a prominent socialist,
was released from prison today, his
sentence having expired. His discharge
was made the occasion of rejoicing
among the socialists, 3000 of whom
assembled and gave him an ovation.
Irish Evictions.
Duiilin, Nov. 11. — The threatened
evictions on the Olphert estate began at
Ordsberg this morning. A force of
heavily-armed policemen was on guard.
Sixteen families, comprising 100 persons,
were ejected from their homes. A num
ber of English visitors witnessed tbe
evictions and afterward held an indig
nation meeting, denouncing the action
of the owners of the estate.
London, Nov. 11. —A dispatch to the
Times about the evictions says that in
the houses where eviction was'expected
JiO potatoes Were found, but in one
house where evictions were not looked
for two tons of excellent potatoes were
Lord Chief Justice Coleridge has re
covered and will resume his duties.
Patrick Delaney, implicated in the
Phcenix park murders and serving a life
sentence, has been pardoned.
A tobacco factory in Madrid burned.
Loss, $200,000. Ten thousand people
are made idle by the conflagration.
A ferry boat capsized near Besztsitz,
Austria, aud fifty-tive peasants were
drowned. It was overloaded with men
and wagons and horses.
The Grand Duke Nicholas is about
to be transferred from Yalto to his
residence in St. Petersburg. His doctors
declare that he is incurably insane.

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